Arrived in Alghero

[ Aug.2020 ] The flight from Rome to Alghero in Sardinia was quite packed, but Alitalia had a rule to make the middle seats free, so we did not have to be too close to…


Fly to Italy during the pandemic

[ Aug.2020 ] At the end of August this year, we were originally planning to go to Japan. But Japan has been virtually adopting a national isolation, so our flight was cancelled. Instead, we decided…

Bandar-e Anzali

Dash on Anzali Lagoon

[ May 1999 ] In the morning after staying one night in Bandar-e Anzali, the town on the Caspian Sea in Iran, we had breakfast at the cafe at the water’s edge. Our guide, Khalil…


Into Pakistan

[ Sept.1996 ] In the morning in Tashkurgan, a village near the border in China after staying one night, our bus disappeared with our luggage at 9 am which was supposed to be the departure…


From Dunhuang to Uighur world through Hami

[ Sept.1996 ] At the beginning of the third week of our grand across China travel, we headed west for Hami from Dunhuang by bus. The bus was as battered as the one to Xiahe….


The train journey from Lanzhou

[ Sept.1996 ] On the last day in Lanzhou, the city with the Yellow River in China, we went to Baitashan Park. On the way, we came across a limousine to Haneda Airport in Tokyo….